COBIS Programme for Aspiring Heads (CPAH)

Building on the success of the CPML model, COBIS launched the COBIS Programme for Aspiring Heads (CPAH) in 2017. The CPAH is a professional development programme for Aspiring Heads and Senior Leaders at an early stage of their career who are interested in developing their practice. The course runs over a period of eight to ten months, combining face-to-face sessions with a choice of in-school projects and optional school placements. Two pilot cohorts ran in Madrid and Muscat in 2017/18. For 2018/19, the CPAH is expected to run in Madrid, Muscat and Kuala Lumpur.

Click here to download the CPAH Programme Guide

Course content includes:

  • Target setting and models of intentional change
  • Recording and using past experience
  • Educational philosophy and vision
  • Considering the move to strategy and context
  • Choice of assessments in the areas of change, teams, school placements and communication, taking advantage of delegates own context and allowing the development of in-school projects
  • Collaborative and network learning
  • Governance and governors
  • Financial management in international schools

Course structure:

The course will include six days of face-to-face sessions (three days in September/October and three days in spring/summer), with further work supported by the online platform.

Location, Dates, Fees, Booking Forms:

For 2018/19, the CPAH is expected to run in Madrid (hosted by King's College), Muscat (hosted by British School Muscat), and Kuala Lumpur (hosted by Alice Smith School).

Madrid, Spain
Host school: King's College, Madrid
First face-to-face sessions: 8-10 October 2018
Second face-to-face sessions: 10-12 June 2019
Delegate fee: EUR 2,000
Booking form: Click Here

Muscat, Oman
Host school: British School Muscat
First face-to-face sessions: 20-22 October 2018
Second face-to-face sessions: 25-27 May 2019
Delegate fee: OMR 950
Booking form: Click Here

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Host school: Alice Smith School
First face-to-face sessions: 24-26 September 2018
Second face-to-face sessions: 17-19 June 2019
Delegate fee: RM 9,400
Booking form: Click Here

More information:

To download the CPAH programme guide, please click here. If you have any queries about the course, please contact